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Back-to-school checklist: Tips to get ready

See why back-to-school season is the perfect time to schedule an annual exam or physical for your child — plus get five tips from Watson Clinic to get ready for the school year.

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An annual exam or physical ensures your child or teen gets the best possible start to the school year.

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As long summer days transition to buying school supplies, earlier morning alarms, and juggling schedules, there’s one back-to-school item that may have missed your checklist: a trip to the doctor.

You already mark your child’s progression through childhood with the changing school years — why not make sure their health is up-to-date at the same time? Back-to-school season is a great time to schedule an annual visit to check their health, make sure vaccinations are in order, and get a physical to prepare for the sports season.

Wondering what else you should do to prep for the school year? Watson Clinic has five tips to ensure your child or teen starts the year right, including:

  • Establishing a healthy sleep schedule
  • Choosing a backpack
  • Talking to your child about bullying

See the tips below — and if you’re looking to schedule an annual or physical, Watson Clinic’s pediatricians, sports medicine experts, and other specialists are ready to meet your child’s needs.

5 tips to prepare for school

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